17 Jul 2012

Hawaii Airlines announces new route to Auckland, New Zealand

5:35 am on 17 July 2012

Hawaiian Airlines has announced it is opening a new route to Auckland, New Zealand.

The new non-stop service will start March 13, 2013 and operate three days a week.

Hawaiian will be the only U.S. carrier flying into Auckland.

The new service is expected to add more than 40,000 seats annually between New Zealand and Hawaii.

Flight schedules and the start of ticket sales have not yet been announced.

Airline President, Mark Dunkerley, says Hawaiian Air will work with New Zealand tourism to promote the services and as demand builds, and as people begin to understand that Hawaiian is in the marketplace, they will raise flight frequencies up to daily.

Hawaiian use to fly once a week to Auckland via Pago Pago, American Samoa in the mid 1980's.